what risk in spaying 9 yr old cat?

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  • Leanne FroebelLeanne Froebel Member Posts: 1,730
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    As long as your cat is healthy, minimal risk (no surgery is risk-free). Age itself is not a disease, and 9 really is not that old. Well cared for indoor cats can live into their late teens and even 20's. Veterinary medicine has come a long way and modern anesthesia is safer than it used to be. Your vet should also do pre-surgery bloodwork to screen for any potential problems. Provided your cat is healthy, and her bloodwork is good, I would definately have her spayed.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    Mr Fez is rignt. As long as the vet does pre-work bloodwork to rule out any chronic disease the risk should be small. Cats don't go through menopause so even at 9 she'll still go into heat and can have kittens so its a good idea to get her fixed and save her that.
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